Nora Szentivanyi

Nora Szentivanyi author, Hungary/Sweden/Norway

Nora Szentivanyi was born in 1969 in Budapest, she grew up in Gothenburg and now lives in Norway. Her debut in Norwegian, the novel Leiligheten has now come out in Swedish.

Leiligheten takes place in Budapest in 1970. A young couple pack their belongings in their small apartment and flees a country and a system built on fear. All they can bring is their daughter and a bag. The grandmother of the child gets left behind in Hungary and this is her story, told by the grandchild as an adult. In this book, Nora Szentiványi tells the story of her own grandmother´s life- she, who had to stay in Hungary.

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